The Art of Stillness in a Noisy World

Swedish title: Att vara stilla när allt skyndar

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction / Mind & Body

Pub date: 17-09-2019

Format: 120x175 mm, 176 pages

The Art of Stillness in a Noisy WorldA Survival Guide to Find Balance in the Modern World

Magnus Fridh, illustrated by Kristin Lidström

When Magnus Fridh was just seventeen, his life took a surprising and abrupt turn: He had grown up a restless child, so when his family received a visit from Karma, a Tibetan youth they were sponsoring, he was initially sceptical of anything that he deemed ”New Age”. It didn’t take long before he realized the power of both meditation and mindfulness, and as he grew more interested he travelled to India to practice yoga, and later on specialized in Indology. Today, Magnus is one of Sweden’s foremost experts on meditation and well-being.

The world today is ever more restless, fast-paced and stressful than the one that Magnus grew up in, and the new reality of long-term sick leave, anxiety, burnouts and thriving stress clinics and rehabilitation centres reinforced his belief we need to make time to find inner stillness.

Magnus instils in us that we do not need to make drastic changes to change our lives, but small ones that will collectively increase our creativity, inspiration, and joy. He mixes personal reflections from his own wealth of experience with in-reading tips and suggestions—meaning, you can read and re-read this small guide to find inner calm and train yourself to become a master of stillness in your own life and surroundings.

THE ART OF STILLNESS IN A NOISY WORLD is a beautifully-packaged, down-to-earth guide. Divided into three parts: The Everyday, in which we learn how to find moments of stillness in daily life; Nature, where we leave the city life behind to ease our tensions; and Meditation, a practical guide to the growing art of meditation.

The book has a companion playlist of meditative instrumental music, recorded by Magnus and Night Gestalt, searchable on Spotify under the original Swedish title of the book.

Rights sold

Dutch: Kosmos Uitgevers
English (W): Hardie Grant Publishing
German: Rowohlt Verlag
Russian: Popuri
Spanish: Koan Libros

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